23 Apr '15, 5pm

"What my profession was like in the 19th century": Ballet stars discuss iconic works by #Degas htt…

Lauren Bonfiglio Corps de Ballet, American Ballet Theatre ‘My perspective of Degas’s works has definitely changed from when I was a young dancer to now as a professional,’ says Bonfiglio, a New Jersey native who became familiar with the artist’s work during trips to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and gazed at reproductions printed on personal effects. In her formative years, Bonfiglio, focused on ‘the lush tutus, the pointe shoes, the studio, the stage, and the lovely brushstroke colours in the paintings.’ Now, she says, she sees ‘what my profession was like in the 19th century. Noticing how the heads, torsos, arms, hands, legs, and feet were held and placed tells me a lot about the history and evolution of ballet technique throughout the years.’ Beyond getting insight into pieces she performs with ABT today, Bonfiglio is impressed by Degas’s artistic virtuosity, how he ‘w...

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Lauren Bonfiglio Corps de Ballet, American Ballet Theatre ‘My perspective of Degas’s works has definitely changed from whe...